Limba Project: Another progress report

And once again, it’s time for another Limba blogpost πŸ™‚ Limba is a solution to install 3rd-party software on Linux, without interfering with the distribution’s native package manager. It can be useful to try out different software versions, use newer software on a stable OS release or simply to obtain software which does not yet […]

AppStream 0.8 released!

Yesterday I released version 0.8 of AppStream, the cross-distribution standard for software metadata, that is currently used by GNOME-Software, Muon and Apper in to display rich metadata about applications and other software components. Β What’s new? The new release contains some tweaks on AppStreams documentation, and extends the specification with a few more tags and refinements. […]

AppStream/DEP-11 Debian progress

There hasn’t been a progress-report on DEP-11 for some time, but that doesn’t mean there was no work going on on it. DEP-11 is Debian’s implementation of AppStream, as well as an effort to enhance the metadata available about software in Debian. While initially, AppStream was only about applications, DEP-11 was designed with a larger […]

Tanglu 2 (Bartholomea annulata) status update #1

It is time for a new Tanglu update, which has been overdue for a long time now! Many things happened in Tanglu development, so here is just a short overview of what was done in the past months. Infrastructure Debile The whole Tanglu distribution is now built with Debile, replacing Jenkins, which was difficult to […]

AppStream 0.6.1 released – a quick look at what you can do with the cli tool

Today I released AppStream and libappstream 0.6.1, which feature mostly bugfixes, so nothing incredibly exciting to see there (but this also means no API/ABI breaks). The release clarifies some paragraphs in the spec which people found confusing, and fixes a few issues (like one example in the docs not being valid AppStream metadata). As only […]

Appstream: The next step

With the release of GNOME-Software 3.12, it’s also time for another update about what is going on behind the scenes of Appstream, the project providing all the data needed to make software-centers work. So here is the long overdue update πŸ™‚ If you have attended my FOSDEM talk or seen the slides, you know about […]

AppStream/Listaller FOSDEM slides

FOSDEM is over, and it has been a great time! I talked to many people (thanks to full devrooms πŸ˜‰ Graph Databases and Config management was crazy, JavaScript as well…) and there might be some cool new things to come soon, which we discussed there πŸ™‚ I also got some good and positive feedback on […]

Next stop: FOSDEM’14

After years of missing this conference, I will finally make it to Brussels this time! I will even have some talks, one about Listaller (in the lightning-talks section) and one about AppStream and Listaller in the Distributions track. The lightning-talk will explain why distributing (some) applications independent from the distribution makes sense, and how Listaller […]

Tanglu Beta2 now available!

While writing this post, I recognize that we might need a news-blog for Tanglu πŸ™‚ Since yesterday, we have an (installable!) Beta2 release of Tanglu! Compared to the previous snapshot, it comes with a huge amount of improvements and bugfixes: The systemd journal is now used for logging exclusively. You can install rsyslog to get […]

AppStream Clarifications

While reading stuff posted by others about AppStream, and because of the discussion happening about AppData on kde-core-devel right now, I feel the need to clarify a few things. Especially because some are implementing AppStream in a way which is not really ideal right now. This is to some extend my fault, because I should […]